Oprah Winfrey’s love for US Olympic breakout out star, gymnast Gabby Douglas, found her in a brief Twitter war with AWALK.
It began with this tweet presumably as the media mogul was watching the Olympics,
“@SheriSalata Gabby, my secret daughter ..love her!”
AWALK responded, “@Oprah when are u going 2 give back 2 the ghettos in america?”
Oprah quickly fired back: “awalkdatalk when are u? I’ve put 500 African American men thru college. And u sir?”
Ouch….needless to say he remained quiet after that. This isn’t the first time Oprah has received backlash over the perception that she cares more about middle aged white women than she cares for black people. But the numbers speak for themselves. Here’s what Wikipedia wrote of some of the talk-show host’s philanthropic contributions:
“In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Oprah created the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry which raised more than $11 million for relief efforts. Winfrey personally gave $10 million to the cause. Homes were built in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama before the one year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Winfrey has also helped 250 African-American men continue or complete their education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.”
What do you make of Oprah’s critics?